Opossum in snow

    Virginia Opossum

    Didelphis virginiana
    Photo of two prairie voles in a nest made of dried grasses

    Voles (Meadow Mice)

    Microtus ochrogaster, M. pinetorum, and M. pennsylvanicus
    Photo of a northern walkingstick on autumn dogwood leaves

    Walkingsticks (Stick Insects)

    Diapheromera femorata, Megaphasma denticrus, and others
    Photo of a warbling vireo perched on a small branch

    Warbling Vireo

    Vireo gilvus
    Photo of water lily pads and flowers on a pond

    Water Lilies

    Nymphaea spp.
    Photo of water milfoil plants along the shore of a pond

    Water Milfoils

    Myriophyllum spp.
    Photo of water primrose plant showing typical roots, leaves, stems, and a flower

    Water Primrose

    Ludwigia peploides
    Photo of water shield showing leaves and a flower

    Water Shield

    Brasenia schreberi
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    Edible

    Photo of water smartweed plant and flower cluster

    Water Smartweed

    Persicaria amphibia (formerly Polygonum amphibium)
    Photo of watercress flowers

    Watercress

    Nasturtium officinale (syn. Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
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    Edible

    image of Cocklebur Weevil

    Weevils (Snout Beetles; Bark Beetles)

    About 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Wheel Bug, Side View

    Wheel Bug

    Arilus cristatus
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    Venomous

    Photo of white sweet clover flower cluster showing stalk and flowers.

    White and Yellow Sweet Clovers

    Melilotus albus and M. officinale
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    Invasive

    Photo of white anemone

    White Anemone (Windflower)

    Anemone canadensis
    Photo of white avens flower and upper stem leaves.
    Photo of white crownbeard plant with flowers

    White Crownbeard

    Verbesina virginica
    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)
    Illustration of white oak leaf.

    White Oak

    Quercus alba
    Photo of white snakeroot leaves and flowers

    White Snakeroot

    Ageratina altissima (formerly Eupatorium rugosum)
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    Poisonous

    White-Lined Sphinx Moth

    White-Lined Sphinx

    Hyles lineata
    Photo of white tailed buck

    White-Tailed Deer

    Odocoileus virginianus
    White-Throated Sparrow

    White-Throated Sparrow

    Zonotrichia albicollis
    Photo of a whitebanded crab spider, yellow individual, on ox-eye daisy flower

    Whitebanded Crab Spider

    Misumenoides formosipes
    Photo of wholeleaf rosinweed flowerhead

    Wholeleaf Rosinweed

    Silphium integrifolium
    Photo of a young grapeleaf, probably raccoon grape

    Wild Grapes

    Vitis species
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    Edible

    Photo of wild potato vine flowers and leaves

    Wild Potato Vine

    Ipomoea pandurata
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    Edible

    willow

    Willows

    Salix spp. (about 12 species in Missouri)
    Photo of a Wilson's snipe, a pudgy, long-billed bird, wading in a marsh.

    Wilson's Snipe

    Gallinago delicata
    Photo of winged loosestrife plants and flowers

    Winged Loosestrife

    Lythrum alatum
    Illustration of winter grape leaves, flowers, fruit

    Winter Grape

    Vitis cinerea
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    Edible

    Illustration of wintercreeper leaves, flowers, fruits.

    Wintercreeper

    Euonymus fortunei
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    Invasive

    Photo of wolf spider with young

    Wolf Spiders

    Numerous species and genera in our state.
    photo of a wood duck

    Wood Duck

    Aix sponsa
    Photo of wood nettle leaves at top of plant.

    Wood Nettle (Stinging Nettle)

    Laportea canadensis
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    Edible

    Image of a wood thrush

    Wood Thrush

    Hylocichla mustelina
    Photo of a Xanthotype geometer moth

    Xanthotype Geometers

    Xanthotype spp.
    Photo of yellow wood sorrel plant showing flowers and leaves.

    Yellow Wood Sorrel

    Oxalis stricta
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    Edible

    Photo of a yellow-bellied sapsucker perched on a rock

    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

    Sphyrapicus varius
    Photo of a Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

    Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

    Cisseps fulvicollis
    Photo of a yellow-crowned night-heron standing in water.

    Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron

    Nyctanassa violacea
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    Yellow-Throated Warbler

    Setophaga dominica (formerly Dendroica dominica)
    Photo of a Zebra Swallowtail

    Zebra Swallowtail

    Eurytides marcellus

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